Amy MackinWelcome to my website! I’m a writer of essays and short stories, along with full-length works of nonfiction, addressing issues related to education, parenting, social justice, and the creative process. My work has appeared in The Atlantic.com, The Washington Post, The Shriver Report, Brain Child, Literary Mama, and The Ploughshares Blog, among others.

Please visit often. I hope to offer words that inform, amuse, or cause you to think about something familiar in a whole new way. I am inspired, every day, by those around me—the challenges and struggles they experience, as well as all the joys and triumphs. I never tire of hearing their stories … or telling my own.